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4/4- Bloomsburg University Spring Football- Lookig for a QB

<br>The spring practice season will consist of 15 practices for the Huskies and will wrap up with the annual spring game on April 28 at 2 p.m. at Redman Stadium.

BLOOMSBURG--The Bloomsburg University football team will begin its spring practice season on Saturday with a double workout as the team starts preparation for the 2012 season.

The spring practice season will consist of 15 practices for the Huskies and will wrap up with the annual spring game on April 28 at 2 p.m. at Redman Stadium.

Bloomsburg is coming off a 9-2 season in which the Huskies won their first eight games, including head coach Danny Hale's 200th career win.

The Huskies also set a new NCAA Division II record and tied the record in all divisions of NCAA football for most points overcome to win a game when the Huskies rallied from 35 down to beat West Chester, 55-42. Another milestone reached in 2011 was when the Huskies produced two 1,000 yard rushers for the first time in Bloomsburg University history in Franklyn Quiteh (Tobyhanna/Pocono Mountain West) and Eddie Mateo (Bethlehem/Freedom).

"The attitude of the team entering the spring season is very good" raved head coach Danny Hale. "We were able to get in several out-door conditioning sessions due to the great weather this past winter and our spring game will be a great opportunity to put several players into game like conditions. This will be the last evaluation before we start pre-season practice in August."

Bloomsburg returns several key players but the Huskies have some question marks entering the 2012 season. "The biggest question for the 2012 team is who will be the quarterback" said Hale. "The spring will be a very crucial test for the four in-house candidates."

Along with a new quarterback the Huskies will also have a new offensive coordinator. "You shouldn't see any drastic changes with BU offensive coordinator Brian McBryan" stated Hale. "We've been together for 19 seasons and it's great to have the addition of Jack Lydic as QB/WR coach."

The Huskies also set a new NCAA Division II record and tied the record in all divisions of NCAA football for most points overcome to win a game when the Huskies rallied from 35 down to beat West Chester, 55-42. Another milestone reached in 2011 was when the Huskies produced two 1,000 yard rushers for the first time in Bloomsburg University history in Franklyn Quiteh (Tobyhanna/Pocono Mountain West) and Eddie Mateo (Bethlehem/Freedom).

Bloomsburg returns nine All-PSAC East honorees from a year ago, seven on offense and two on defense. Quiteh and Mateo were both first team all-conference running backs with Quiteh also earning Daktronics Division II Super Region One honors. Brian Clarke (Hanover/Hanover) and Dylan Manni (Bensalem/Bensalem) are also returning after receiving first team honors.

Brandon Allen (Philadelphia/Frankford) and Kyle Fisher (Denver/Cocalico) return to the offensive side of the ball for the Huskies after receiving All-PSAC East second team accolades. Placekicker Dan Fisher (Liverpool/Central Dauphin) will also be back after a pair of first team All-PSAC East and Daktronics Division II Super Region One selections. Fisher is Bloomsburg's career leader in field goals made with 37 and owns the two highest season totals in Bloomsburg history.

Defensively the Huskies return their leading tackler from a year ago in first team All-PSAC East and second team All-Region selection Jarrett Pidgeon (Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional). Justin Shirk (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin) is back after an outstanding freshman season that led to a second team All-PSAC East selection.

The Huskies will conclude spring practice on April 28 with its annual spring game starting at 2:00 p.m. At noon that day there will be a ceremony to name the field at Robert B. Redman Stadium in honor of Danny Hale. The ceremony will mark the end of the First and Goal Campaign to raise $2 million dollars for football scholarships.

The Huskies open the 2012 season at Stonehill University on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.   
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